Monday’s Group B finales at EURO 2016 are as close as you get to knockout round matches, even if some of the teams are fine with a draw.
Not one of England, Wales, Russia nor Slovakia have been eliminated from the tournament nor advanced to knockout rounds, and only England has assured itself of a third-place finish or better before the 3 p.m. ET kickoffs.
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That said, with only two of six third-placed teams going home after the group stage, England is in fine shape. If third place is their resting place, the Three Lions would only need one more third-ranked team to finish below them on points given Albania’s three-point total.
Slovakia and Wales join England as teams that can still win the group, while Russia can finish as high as second. There’s still much up for grabs in France, and it’ll all be decided by a little before 5 p.m. ET.
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